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CDC Resources on Novel Coronavirus

Feb 11, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.  While the current risk to the U.S. population is low, this is a serious and evolving situation.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is working closely with its federal partner agencies to communicate the needs of the EMS and 911 community. 
The most up-to-date information from the CDC can be found at CDC’s Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States can be found at: